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Ropa Vieja

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Caribbean, Cuban
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1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
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6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 417
    Excellent
  • 289
    Very good
  • 105
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Local and excellent food. Ate at the bar each time- yes- went there 2x. Food was delicious for the price. Would return. Staff was fairly attentive- but got the order for food and wine quickly and we got our orders quickly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
gervitrn
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Local and excellent food. Ate at the bar each time- yes- went there 2x. Food was delicious for the price. Would return. Staff was fairly attentive- but got the order for food and wine quickly and we got our orders quickly!

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Bronx, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Condado Plaza Hilton which was a few doors down. Excellent food and very popular as we had to wait about 20-30 minutes for a table. Will definitely visit again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal overall. The place is clean, a tad bit above casual (not dressy, but not a dive), and they catered well to families. Great food, good service (could be better), and nice people overall.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide recommended this place to us, and I'm glad he did (although I wish he would have suggested we make reservations). Nice safe area on Ashford Avenue, easy walk from either the Marriott, La Concha, or the Hilton. They'll either park your car, or get you a taxi. There was about a 20 minute wait at 7pm on... More 

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Detroit
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

One of the most packed restaurants with a line out the door. Had a flank steak on top of plantains which I really enjoyed. Good quality food with good value for the money paid.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

A restaurant is busy for a reason. This reason is great service and great food. Servers are very knowledgeable and there is plenty of them. In the world of slow service, Ropa is some place else. The chef has obviously studied under talented people, perhapd coupled with culinary education. Soups, sauces, saute item all really good.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

If it wasn't for the delicious food, I would rate this place 1 star for service. Our waitress never checked on us and I noticed that she served every other table except ours. I felt very offended. I spoke to the manager and he took care of us, I gave him a tip but he gave it to the waitress.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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201 reviews 201 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were staying in San Juan after a cruise and this restaurant was a short walk down Ashford Avenue, so we tried it out for dinner one night. The service was good and the menu had a nice selection of Puerto Rican and Cuban dishes. We knew it was good when a lot of locals showed up a bit later... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Found ourselves over by Condado area and decided to stop at Ropa Vieja. Good food, prices are a bit steep and the bathrooms old. On the upside easy parking, good food and good service (Herman) was our server and he was pretty cool.

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Berlin, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stopped by the Ropa Vieja Grill on our last day of vacation. We had walked by it several times during our stay and thought the menu look awesome. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed but classy. We will always visit this restaurant when visiting PR.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 725 2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?